First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let's Move
to fight the epidemic of childhood obesity. In response, the Seventh-day Adventist Church has joined some 50 other faith and community organizations in supporting this national initiative.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church has long promoted a message of healthful living. Adventists InStep for Life
is an opportunity to live and share this message in a broader context and make a positive impact for Christ. It is an opportunity to make our schools healthier places by providing quality nutrition, integrating physical activity during the day, and teaching children about the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle. It is also an opportunity to partner with the community and show that we care as we make our neighborhoods healthier by creating safe places for physical activity and providing access to affordable, healthy food.
The North American Division has set the following 4 annual goals for Adventists InStep for Life:
Increase physical activity by:
- Accumulating 2 million physical activity miles through walking and other physical activities
- 60% of Adventist students achieving the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (United States only) or NAD Active Lifestyle Award.
Focus on nutrition and increased fruit and vegetable servings by:
- Launching 100 summer feeding sites (at least one church and one school site per conference)
- Starting 100 new vegetable gardens or farmer’s markets (at least one church and one school garden or market per conference)
Engage kids, youth, parents, schools and the community in working together to fight obesity
Adventists InStep for Life is sponsored by the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. For more information about health and healthy living visit www.nadhealthministries.org.